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Updated: 10/22/2013 03:58:00PM

Governor endorses career academies in Polk

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BARTOW CHAMBER OF CMMERCE

Gov. Rick Scott talks to business leaders. County Commission chairman Melony Bell and School Board Chairman Hazel Sellers look on

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BARTOW CHAMBER OF CMMERCE

Gov. Rick Scott talks to business leaders Friday.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BARTOW CHAMBER OF CMMERCE

Bartow Fire Jay Richardson told Gov. Rick Scott the fire department had been involved in the Bartow High School academy system for 17 years.

By CATHY PALMER

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a brief stopover in Lakeland Friday to endorse Polk County School career academies and encourage business leaders to continue collaborating with the schools to prepare a workforce to meet the community’s future needs.

Some 50 business leaders and school officials met with Scott at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy at Lakeland Linder Airport to learn how Scott supports Polk’s education efforts to prepare students for a place in the local economy.

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